Yazmin Celaya | School of Music | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Yazmin Celaya


Yazmin Celaya

North Aurora, IL


Music and...


Yazmin is a drum major in the Marching Salukis!

My dream job is to be a Chief Financial Officer.

Playing music keeps me connected to my passion. Music is an outlet for emotions and lets me express myself. I want to give lessons on my instrument to help others and possibly join community bands in order to continue playing.

I chose SIU because of the welcoming environment of the people when I first arrived on campus and the beauty of the campus itself.

My favorite aspects of SIU are all the resources available for me to use to my advantage so I can excel professionally.

I traveled to Ireland [with the SIU Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir], Mexico, and Connecticut this past summer and currently hold an internship at Travelers Insurance Company.

"If you don't toot your own horn, who else will do it for you?" - past mentor